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Energy East faces injunction over environmental risk

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Quebec filed a motion yesterday for an injunction to ensure TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East oil pipeline complies with the province's environmental laws.

TransCanada has suggested that the pipeline remains subject to federal regulations, rather than those of Quebec.

Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel said of the inunction: "It signifies that anyone who seeks to build a project in Quebec must comply with all Quebec laws."

Heurtel said Quebec acted after TransCanada ignored two letters in 2014 requesting it submit to a provincial environmental evaluation.

About 700 kilometers (430 miles) of the line's 4600 km route would run through Quebec.

TransCanada has agreed to participate in the province's environmental review board hearings.

Edited from various sources by Elizabeth Corner

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